Like so many Swiss cities, Neuchâtel owes its natural beauty to a combination of mountains, vineyards and a large lake whose shore is lined with flowering quays, parks, promenades, marinas and fine hotels. A 12th-century castle and collegiate church are the most impressive of the town's well-preserved stone buildings. Why such an attractive city is virtually ignored by American tourists is a mystery.
- Jaquet-Droz Automatons in the Museum of Art and History
- International Museum of Horology in nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds
- Visit one of the regions many Metaires, rustic country houses that serve simple food on old wooden tables.
Places to Stay
A Place to Dine
- La Maison des Halles, informal bistro but great food.